University of Waterloo Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Dec 27, 2020

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University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur
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  • "Low Salary - in some labs lack of equipment(in 29 reviews)

  • "Pay is quite low for the amount of work that graduate students put in(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment with great salary

    Cons

    Have not think of one

  2. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Assistant 

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. They understand that we're students first and the work environment is awesome

    Cons

    Overnights can be rough but you can always find someone to switch with


  3. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Current Intern - Student in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture

    Cons

    Should hire employees more diversely

  4. "I enjoy working in a tertiary education environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Officer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Waterloo for more than a year

    Pros

    The working environment and the flexibility

    Cons

    Hard to get a full-time position

  5. "good professor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot from professor, good working environment

    Cons

    I would say no cons

  6. "Take your chances...."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Waterloo

    Pros

    Great work environment depending on the office.

    Cons

    Contract workers are disposable and nepotism rules.

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  7. "Great Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team and work environment

    Cons

    There is no permanent opportunity for temporary staff

  8. "TA for Vision Science"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at University of Waterloo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Nice work environment 2. Helpful lab instructors 3. Nice fellow teaching assistant

    Cons

    1. If you are coming from a different background it will be tough for you to learn all these experiments

  9. "Excellent environment to earn new things"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate 

    I worked at University of Waterloo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure, knowledge, great supervisor, positive work environment

    Cons

    Never finding parking, small salary, a lot of paperwork

  10. "Overall satisfying environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Waterloo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment Clear guidance from instructor/supervisor

    Cons

    Not a competitive payment comparing with other institutions in Ontario

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